ONS 2010: Decom North Sea advances decommissioning efforts

An industry body set up to ensure that businesses are ready to secure opportunities from decommissioning work over the coming years will soon launch a major mapping exercise to help the supply chain benefit from the £25-30 billion ($38.5-46 billion) of North Sea work forecast for the future.

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STAVANGER, Norway – An industry body set up to ensure that businesses are ready to secure opportunities from decommissioning work over the coming years will soon launch a major mapping exercise to help the supply chain benefit from the £25-30 billion ($38.5-46 billion) of North Sea work forecast for the future.

The work by Decom North Sea aims to help promote the capability and capacity of the North Sea supply chain for decommissioning projects, as well as to showcase supply chain companies and their individual expertise and experience. Decom North Sea (DNS) CEO Brian Nixon gave the details of the project yesterday at the ONS 2010 conference and exhibition in Stavanger.

Nixon said that DNS is attending ONS to attract new members and to meet key decommissioning players from Norway to learn of their plans, and find ways in which the UK supply chain can work with them. He said that revealing details of the exercise in Norway underlined the fact that industry needed to take a pan-North Sea approach to securing decommissioning projects.

Nixon also said that visitors to the Decom North Sea website (www.decomnorthsea.com) soon be able to identify capability in three areas – the phase of decommissioning, the kind of facilities or infrastructure to be removed, and the specific service and/or technology required.

Providing this level of comprehensive information will help operators find suppliers and contractors with greater ease, and provide the supply chain with a highly practical way of accessing opportunities and showcasing their respective decommissioning skills, Nixon added.

08/25/2010

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